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Articles Tagged Instruments

  • Tuesday, July 19, 2016
    recording
    Bruce A. Miller 07/19/16 05:53 AM,
    This article is provided by BAMaudioschool.com.   My first day as a real engineer rather than an assistant was all about bass. The engineer (who was the studio manager as well) took a break after we recorded basic tracks on a Salsa song. Before leaving the room he told me to punch where the bassist wanted. I started, and was easily able to hear and punch individual notes rather than whole phrases. A few times I disagreed about which note… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureBlogStudy HallEngineerInterconnectMicrophoneProcessorSignalStudio

  • Monday, July 11, 2016
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    Bruce Badger 07/11/16 01:23 PM,
    When mixing live church praise and worship bands, or any other band for that matter, it’s the seasoned, tasteful and professional musicians that always make the sound tech’s job easy and rewarding. Their musical talents can enhance the entire worship set and they can make the sound tech’s craft really look good to boot! A capable church musician who plays with feeling, self-awareness and controlled dynamics, not only enhances the worship experience for the entire church but also makes the… View this story
    Filed in: Church SoundFeatureOpinionStudy HallEngineerMixerSound ReinforcementStageTechnician

  • Thursday, July 07, 2016
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    Chris Huff 07/07/16 06:05 AM,
    This article is provided by Behind The Mixer.   Weeping, with tears running down my cheeks, I can no longer hide my feelings. The microphone hangs lifeless; the cable, like a noose, suspends it midway down the amp for all to see. Yet the guitarist plays on, oblivious. Poor amp miking strikes again. Mixing electric guitars should be easier like mixing acoustic guitars or vocals. Know the guitar’s sound, know the song arrangement, and blend accordingly. That’s a bit simplified,… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallConsolesEngineerMicrophoneMixerSound Reinforcement

  • Wednesday, June 29, 2016
    instruments
    Daniel Keller 06/29/16 11:46 AM,
    Courtesy of Universal Audio.   You’ve prepared for this recording for months. Your guitarist has spent hours, even days, agonizing over the tone for her solo. Your singer has wrestled over and over again with what now amounts to an awesome vocal. Your drummer’s locked in to the click track tighter than a proverbial gnat’s posterior. And yet, somehow, something’s still not right. The tracks just don’t pop the way they do in your imagination. While you’ve been working hard… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureStudy HallDigital Audio WorkstationsMicrophoneMixerSignalSoftwareStudio

  • Friday, April 08, 2016
    jensen
    PSW Staff 04/08/16 09:35 AM,
    Jensen Transformers is now shipping four new ISO-MAX direct boxes for live stage, house of worship and multi-media applications, including the Concert-1 and Concert-2 for instruments and the Media-1 and Media-2 for laptops and other consumer audio sources. Concert-1 is a single-channel direct box with standard 1/4-inch input and throughput. Inside, a Jensen JT-DB-EPC transformer performs the balancing and lowers the impedance to ensure optimal signal transfer from the instrument to the PA’s mic input. A 1/8-inch (3.5mm) TRS connector… View this story
    Filed in: AVLive SoundChurch SoundNewsProductAVInterconnectSignalSound ReinforcementStage

  • Thursday, April 07, 2016
    in-ear monitoring
    Mike Sokol 04/07/16 03:48 PM,
    Recently an attendee of one of my workshops e-mailed about problems he’s having in providing a bass guitar mix over a personal monitoring system utilized by a 4-piece band, all of whom wear in-ear monitors. The system has one transmitter feeding four receivers, receiving a simple split-track mix with all vocals on one channel and all instruments on the second channel. (Note that the bassist is plugging directly into the snake via an active DI box without any amplifier or… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallMeasurementMonitoringProcessorSignalSound ReinforcementStage

  • Wednesday, April 06, 2016
    microphones
    Joe Shambro 04/06/16 04:29 PM,
    In the world of live sound, certain topics are guaranteed to draw fellow engineers into a multi-hour discussion that ends in no agreement and a hefty bar tab. Drum miking is at (or near) the top of the list. Further, every situation is different. Sometimes it’s best to just go with a pair of overheads and a kick mic, while at the other end of the spectrum, sometimes the situation calls for individual spot mics for all 48 inputs on… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallConcertMicrophoneMixerProcessorSignalSound Reinforcement

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    Mike Barnes 04/06/16 09:33 AM,
    Courtesy of Universal Audio.   Some speculate that “Dr. Robert” by The Beatles, recorded on April 17, 1966, is a reference to the inventor of the music filter and synthesizer Robert (Bob) Moog (pronounced like “rogue,” not “fugue”). Alas, although such a tribute would be well deserved (Bob Moog studied for his Ph.D. at Cornell University in ’65), the song more likely refers either to Dr. Robert Freymann, who apparently supplied the band with amphetamine cures for a variety of… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureBlogStudy HallAnalogDigitalProcessorSignalSoftwareSound ReinforcementStudio

  • Friday, March 11, 2016
    recording
    Bruce A. Miller 03/11/16 06:55 AM,
    This article is provided by BAMaudioschool.com.   The drums must provide the rhythmic foundation and centered and strong. The vocal has to be loud. The bass has to thump. The guitars have to wail. Or do they? Too often people mix on autopilot, processing each instrument into typical roles…without really considering what they are doing. If you ‘ve tried to understand the feeling of the song you’re mixing, you may realize that the instruments before you would best support that… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureBlogStudy HallConsolesDigitalEngineerMixerProcessorSignalStudio

  • Tuesday, February 23, 2016
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    Jon Tidey 02/23/16 06:24 AM,
    This article is provided by Audio Geek Zine.   What Is Damping? Damping (or dampening if that’s how you roll) is controlling the decay and overtones of a drum. Damping the drum is NOT a way to deal with a poorly tuned drum. Knowing how to effectively control the sound of the drums through damping is essential for every drummer, producer and recording engineer. Here I’ll cover some inexpensive products, some do-it-yourself options, and then some kick drum specific methods.… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureBlogStudy HallDigital Audio WorkstationsProcessorSignalStudio



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